Bolivian Senator Jeanine Anez declares herself interim President

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Jeanine Anez, the head of Bolivia’s Senate, declared herself interim president of Bolivia in Congress on Tuesday following Evo Morales’ resignation.

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This was despite a lack of quorum to appoint her in a legislative session that was boycotted by legislators from former President Evo Morales’ left-wing party.

But Ms Áñez said she was next in line under the constitution and vowed to hold elections soon.

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Mr Morales who fled to Mexico has condemned the announcement

It is unclear if this move would quell unrest in cities brought on by Mr Morales’ disputed bid for a fourth term.

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